Similar to games like Temple Run or Subway Surfers the challenge is to run for as long as possible. NFL Runner is free to play and supported by microtransactions. Players swype the screen left and right to move laterally, up to jump, and down to slide in an effort to collect coins and power-ups and avoid obstacles that would bring the run to an end.
EA Sports currently has the NFL exclusive for consoles but that deal has never extended to mobile. Several games carry the NFL branding but no contract with the Player’s Association. That is the case with NFL Runner which has no real players but the ability to choose from NFL teams for the character to represent. The actual team uniform however is only available as in-game purchase of $3. Power-ups, upgrades, coins, and stars can also be purchased.